CERT Introduction video

21 Hours - $35.00 (Fee covers participant's safety equipment and training material.)

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The Community Emergency Response Team program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their immediate area and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as: fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.

Using classroom and simulation based education; CERT members can assist others in the neighborhood or workplace immediately following an event when emergency responders may not be immediately available to help. Taking CERT training is easy, fun and a great way for your business or neighborhood to strengthen working and personal relationships that will be vital in responding to an emergency.

CERT training is only $35.00 and is accomplished in about 21-hours culminating with a final disaster simulation exercise applying the skills participants have learned.

Training is broken up into eight (8) modules:

  • CERTcribbingEmergency Preparedness
  • CERT Organization
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Fire Safety
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • Emergency Medical Operations
  • Terrorism Awareness
  • Disaster Simulation Exercise

Please contact SCCFD at (408) 378-4010 or via email and provide your full name, email address, phone number, address and class dates.

(408) 378-4010 or communityoutreach@sccfd.org

2017 CERT Course Schedules
Campbell CERT(January)
Los Altos Hills CERT (March)
Saratoga CERT (April)
Cupertino CERT (June/July)
Los Altos CERT (September)
Los Gatos/Monte Sereno CERT (October/November)

Additional Resources:
Collaborating Agencies Disaster Relief Efforts (CADRE) 
FEMA Emergency Supply List
Ready? Prepare.Plan.Stay Informed
Red Cross Earthquake Safety Checklist